2015 Puma Urban Stampede Bengaluru: Results
The Puma Urban Stampede definitely lived up to its name! It was held at Manyata Tech Park, which is around 20 kms from central Bangalore. It had three events – the 10 km and 5k runs plus the 5 X 4 corporate relay. The event saw more than 1000 people approximately. We were flagged off in the midst of mud and slush, which was due to the previous night’s rain.
The flag off for the 10km run was early morning at 6:00 AM and that of the 5km run 10 minutes afterwards. The race was well organised in terms of proper markings and frequent water stations.
Runners were plagued by street traffic, which disrupted their momentum as they progressed through the route.
The reporter set her personal best of 1 hr 13 minutes after recovering from a long-term knee injury.
The winners for the various categories are given below:
INDIVIDUAL 5k MEN:
1st place - Mohit Kumar - 15min 7sec
2nd place - Rajiv Gandhi - 16min 49sec
3rd place - Rajasekar R. - 17min 39sec
INDIVIDUAL 5k WOMEN:
1st place - Lakshmi Nair - 23min 51sec
2nd place - Nandini S.M - 25min 20sec
3rd place - Kavya M - 25min 26ses
INDIVIDUAL 10k MEN:
1st place - Harish Negi - 33min 45sec
2nd place - Vengatsalam Kali - 34min 23sec
3rd place - Bhimappa .G - 36min 39sec
INDIVIDUAL 10k WOMEN:
1st place - Theresa Vellek - 50min 24sec
2nd place - Abigail Thomas - 50min 42sec
3rd placce - Geeta Bisht - 51min 42sec
Man - Harish Negi - 33min 45sec
Woman - Theresa Vellek - 50min 24sec